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Islands in the Stream -- War. Freedom. Loyalty. Love. Manhood. Ernest Hemingway's most powerful themes are gloriously captured in Islands In The Stream.

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Release Date:
2 August 1977 (Denmark) See more »
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Plot:
An isolated sculptor is visited by his three sons just before the start of WWII. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
a great unappreciated 1977 film. See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George C. Scott ... Thomas Hudson

David Hemmings ... Eddy

Gilbert Roland ... Captain Ralph

Hart Bochner ... Tom

Susan Tyrrell ... Lil
Richard Evans ... Willy

Claire Bloom ... Audrey

Julius Harris ... Joseph

Brad Savage ... Andrew
Michael-James Wixted ... David
Hildy Brooks ... Helga Ziegner
Jessica Rains ... Andrea
Walter Friedel ... Herr Ziegner
Charles Lampkin ... Constable

Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ernest Hemingway  story
Denne Bart Petitclerc 

Produced by
Peter Bart .... producer
Max Palevsky .... producer
Ken Wales .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp 
 
Film Editing by
Robert Swink 
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
 
Production Design by
William J. Creber 
 
Art Direction by
John Dapper 
 
Set Decoration by
Raphael Bretton 
 
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... executive production manager: Paramount (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director
Lorin Bennett Salob .... second assistant director (as Lorin B. Salob)
 
Art Department
Donald L. Nobles .... construction coordinator (as Don Nobles)
Ernie Sawyers .... property master
 
Sound Department
Howard Beals .... sound effects editor
C. Darin Knight .... sound mixer (as Darin Knight)
John Wilkinson .... sound re-recording mixer (as John K. Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Pike .... special effects assistant
Alex Weldon .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Laughridge .... camera operator (as Tom Laughridge)
John Murray .... key grip
Gene Stout .... gaffer
 
Music Department
June Edgerton .... music editor
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"The Boys" - USA (segment title)
"The Island" - USA (segment title)
"The Journey" - USA (segment title)
"The Woman" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
104 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (2005) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
The film was made and released about seven years after the film's source novel of the same name by Ernest Hemingway had been first published posthumously in 1970.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When the boat is slowly cruising up the river in Cuba looking for refugees, a crew member's hand can be seen moving tree branches away from the camera.See more »
Quotes:
Joseph:Tom, will the boys go to this war?
Thomas Hudson:Tommy will be 19 next month.
Joseph:I will pray for short war.
Thomas Hudson:Do it often.
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
a great unappreciated 1977 film., 25 May 2006
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

This is one of the most memorable and moving films I saw in the 70s. Perfectly photographed and gently presented, this drama of a family dissecting how they feel about their artist father and his island atoll existence transports the viewer to genuinely feel as though we have been there as well. I revisited this film several times in 1978 taking friends and family and it became a completely immersing experience, and each visit made me admire the production, writing and themes more. It is presented as a trilogy, a family photo album in three parts, each with quiet profound realizations (without the screaming today would need) and presents the often sad or misplaced loyalty / admiration this 'great man' (Scott) commands but does not perhaps deserve. It is just a great great film instead. The scene in the second sequence where estranged wife Claire Bloom visits and takes him for a walk along the beach contains some of the most powerful acting I have ever enjoyed.. especially when Scott realizes why she has visited. Any time you see this film available, buy it or see it or take a good friend or family pal. Make it part of your life. I wish I could get a DVD and keep it so I can see it anytime. The music score is unforgettable. ISLANDS IN THE STREAM is one of the great 70s movies. Sad that it is so unknown. But you can change that. Spectacular young actor Hart Bochner possibly 19 at the time is the eldest of the three brothers, the younger two matching him as excellent actors. David Hemmings, just on the verge of losing his BLOW UP looks plays a drunken pal, and the glorious Claire Bloom as mentioned above is sublime. Add that to the Goldsmith score and the tropical locale, it is a solidly realized family drama that deserves wide appreciation.

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